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Rev. Kaki Friskics-Warren Thank You Video

Posted on July 18, 2017



The Rev. Kaki Friskics-Warren was honored at the DDH General Assembly luncheon on Tuesday, July 11, as the 2017 Alumna of the Year.  Attached below you will find a copy of the introductory remarks shared by J. Gottman, Director of Development. Click on the video above to see the thank you from Rev. Friskics-Warren shared during the luncheon.


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July 2017 Newsletter

Posted on July 18, 2017


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Rev. Kaki Friskics-Warren Chosen as 2017 Alumna of the Year

Posted on July 3, 2017

Rev. Kaki Friskics-Warren Chosen as 2017 Alumna of the Year

The Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes lifelong service and achievement by a Disciples Divinity House alumna or alumnus. The recipients have been exemplars of varied forms of ministry and service. The Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt began giving this award in 2009, and it is given every other year during the General Assembly. The Alumni/ae Selection Team, made up of DDH-VDS graduates who are also board members, receives nominations, selects the recipient, and presents the award.

Rev. Kaki Friskics-Warren is known for her passion as a social justice advocate for those in the prison system, her entrepreneurial spirit and the creative force behind two non-profit para-church ministries in Nashville, Tennessee. She will be honored by the Disciples…


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2017 Graduation

Posted on May 17, 2017

2017 Graduation

Five Disciples Divinity House residents graduated from Vanderbilt Divinity School Friday morning, May 12, 2017, at University Commencement on the lawn, followed by the Divinity degree granting ceremony in Benton Chapel.

Pictured from left to right are Ben Jackson, John Culbertson, Laura Feliciano, Tara Williams, & Christy Jo Harber with Dean Mark Miller-McLemore. All received the Masters of Divinity.

Several of our graduates received special awards during the ceremony. The Disciples Divinity House Scholar Award for academic distinction among students in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) went to John Culbertson and Christy Jo Harber. The Robert Leach Butler Award for service and ministry in the African-American church went to Tara Williams.

Tara Williams was recently…


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March 2017 Newsletter

Posted on March 17, 2017


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THE STATE OF THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (new article posted every Monday)

Posted on February 13, 2017

The first article from a national congregational study highlights six facts about how American Congregations are changing. It is the first in an eight week series.

6 facts about how American congregations are changing

The second article: seminaries are rethinking how they approach theological education based on the changing church-going habits in the U.S.

Seminary evolves as American church-going habits change

Our third article comes from The Association of Theological Schools reporting 10 things that have been learned from the Educational Models and Practices Project.

The Educational Models and Practices project: 10 things we’ve learned so far

This February 2017 article from The Christian Century raises the question - What…


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